This is a blend of the best representative parcels of the Fuissé amphitheatre. Planted between 2017 and 1947, a little more than 70 years separate the youngest vines from the oldest. The average age is 40 years. Interestingly one of the oldest plots used in this cuvée (Les Vernays, planted in 1955) is the source of the massal selection made by the domaine. Within this one cuvée one can find a snapshot of Fuissé's geological complexity.

94 Points
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93 Points
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2018 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2020 vintage was quite early, as the growth cycle commenced with a warm period in late winter which was followed by a hot and dry summer. There were a few well-timed rains which moderated the drought conditions and relieved the vines. There were no diseases to contend with and the fruit arrived in a perfectly healthy state. Despite the heat alcohol levels are quite moderate, while acidity was retained. These are wines with lovely balance, a hint of tension, and which are capable of aging.
Tasting Note
A caressing touch, a tasty finish and a fresh texture characterize this emblematic cuvée. A reductive woodsy note suggests a positive aging potential for this cuvée.
Food Pairing
Shellfish and mollusks, seafood risotto, grilled or pan-fried fish, veal cutlets with creamy sauces, goat's cheeses and hard cow's milk cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Pouilly-Fuissé AOC
PH: 3.31
ACIDITY: 3.74 g/l
ABV: 13.12%
AGING: Vinification by parcel in both tanks and barrels, then aging in barrels for 10 months followed by another 7 months to harmonize in tank.
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Partial
Unique Selling Points
  • Over 42.5 acres of estate vineyards are among Pouilly-Fuissé's finest terroirs; 32.5 located in the Fuissé amphitheater and 10 near the Roche de Vergisson
  • This area's clay and limestone soil is perfect for wines that are pure expressions of Chardonnay.

About the Grape

Chardonnay
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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